Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Repairs and Maintenance Framework worth up to £250m over a four-year period and is now inviting bids from interested SMEs and contractors.
Specifically designed to support housing associations and local authorities the framework will offer a wide range of reactive works and services covering responsive and out-of-hours reactive emergency repairs, void property repairs, and outsourced call handling on a 24/7 or out-of-hours basis.
Empty property refurbishment, improvement, and security services are also included in the framework, in addition to the delivery of housing disrepair and remedial works.
Split into five lots, the structure is:
- Lot 1 Responsive Repairs and Maintenance (worth up to £180m)
- Lot 2 Empty Property Refurbishment (worth up to £22.5m)
- Lot 3 Empty Property Security (worth up to £10m)
- Lot 4 Housing Disrepair Works (worth up to £36m)
- Lot 5 Contract Centre Services (worth up to £1.5m)
Peter Francis, Executive Director of Operations at Fusion21 said: “Set for launch in September 2022 and developed in response to member and supply chain feedback, we’re delighted this framework now encompasses all aspects of repairs, maintenance, property refurbishment, and security works in one place.
“Recent figures have highlighted housing associations are spending around £5.4bn a year on repairs and maintenance services. We expect both demand and investment in this area to continue to grow, as the sector continues to recover from the pandemic tackling back-log repairs and disrepair works, while also striving to deliver best practice and increase customer satisfaction within communities.
“Our refreshed offer will provide a compliant, efficient, and quality performing framework with members able to benefit from greater cost efficiencies in addition to flexible call-off options including direct award and geographical coverage across the UK down to a regional and local level. As with all of Fusion21’s frameworks, the Repairs and Maintenance Framework will also support members to deliver social value to their communities, aligned to their organisational priorities.”
Applications are welcome from interested organisations that meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation, now available on the Delta e-Sourcing Portal via the following link https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/respondToList.html?accessCode=3N63J9B9HB
The submission deadline is 12:00 Noon GMT 18th July 2022.
To discuss this further, suppliers should contact Gary Stanfield, Framework Manager (Building Maintenance) by emailing email@example.com